Archive for the 'The Media' Category

John Oliver

Fix the teeth, make it shorter and lie about your age. Is John Oliver breaking all the rules or is the truth there are no rules to begin with? What we know is you’ve go to appeal to the younger generation, oldsters don’t switch products, advertisers are not interested, if you’re not shooting for tweens […]


How do you get from the back of the train to the front? Greetings from sunny Southern California where it isn’t. That’s right, unlike in that old Albert Hammond song, today it’s RAINING! Something seen once every decade. Which is why if you bring up board games Angelenos are flummoxed, they know not about rainy […]

Rhinofy-Foreigner Primer

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME 1977…the beginning of corporate rock or the last hurrah before disco? There were five rock stations in L.A. From soft sounding KNX on the left hand of the dial to the free-format alternative of KROQ on the right. But most people listened to what was in between, most famously KMET […]

Explaining Iraq

11 facts that explain the escalating crisis in Iraq We live in a star culture. But the “New York Times” did not get the memo, they let some of their biggest stars go, from Frank Rich to David Pogue to Nate Silver. Unfortunately, all three are languishing without the imprimatur and the distribution of the […]